Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Tickets
The Schedule in 2013
The Minnesota Golden Gophers began the year
with a bang, accumulating four straight wins before tripping up in the middle of the season. After losing two straight games
to the Iowa Hawkeyes and the #19 ranked Michigan Wolverines, the Golden Gophers are back on a winning streak, pulling off
three straight victories. The Golden Gophers are feeling good again, especially after the upset victory over the #24 Nebraska
Cornhuskers, who they hadn't beaten in their last 16 attempts. Bowl eligible and looking to finish the season on a high note,
Minnesota is as confident as ever.
The Golden Gophers will welcome the Penn State Nittany Lions to the TCF Bank Stadium
on November 9 and this is one matchup that Gophers fans look forward to every year. The Nittany Lions are fresh off of two
thrilling overtime wins in their last three games, showing how tough this team is to beat. The first order of business for
the Golden Gophers will be to stop Penn State's superstar wide receiver Allen Robinson, who is only 42 yards shy of breaking
the program's all time single season receiving yard record of 1,084. Robinson already surpassed the single season receptions
record last year with 77. This game will definitely be a showdown of Big 10 powerhouse programs and Golden Gophers fans will
be as loud and spirited as ever.
The final home game for the Golden Gophers will feature another prominent Big 10 rival
when the #24 Wisconsin Badgers come to TCF Bank Stadium on November 23. The second rank team in the Big 10 Conference Leaders
Division is one of the stiffest defenses in the country, with the Badgers only allowing an average of 15 points a game. With
talented sophomore quarterback Joel Stave at the helm of the offense, the Golden Gophers are going to have to score by any
means necessary. This incredible matchup will be one of the hottest tickets in the Big 1o, so grab them while you can.
The football program at the University of Minnesota is one of the oldest in the country and is ripe
with an incredible football tradition. The Golden Gophers have won seven National Championships in a history that dates back
to 1896 when the Big 10 Conference was known as the Western Conference. With 18 Conference championships, the Golden Gophers
are one of the Big 10's most successful programs. Golden Gophers players have fared well at the next level as well, with 17
players going in the first round of the NFL Draft and 6 players being inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
The 2013 Minnesota
Golden Gophers are coached by Jerry Krill and play their home games at the TCF Bank Stadium, which opened it's doors in 2009.
The Golden Gophers are led by an incredibly tough rushing attack with a two headed monster made up of junior running back
David Cobb, who has rushed for over 800 yards and 6 touchdowns, and their freshman quarterback Mitch Leidner, who rushed for
151 yards and 4 touchdowns in a September victory over the San Jose State Spartans. You should never miss a Golden Gophers
home game, one of the most exciting teams in the Big 10.
College football is a sport best
seen live and in person with thousands of cheering fans wearing their school colors support their team. In the Big 10, the
atmosphere on gameday is unlike anywhere else in the country. At TCF Bank Stadium, the newest stadium in college football,
fans experience one of the most state of the art stadiums, which is equipped with a $9 million scoreboard. A Golden Gophers
game brings together not only the students and alumni, but the whole Minneapolis community at large. TCF Stadium will host
the 2014 and 2015 homes games for the Minnesota Vikings as well as the Golden Gophers,
Saturdays during football season
are a way of life at campuses all over the country, with thousands of fans banding together to support the student athletes
that represent their universities. Fans gather long before kickoff to begin a day of rituals, tailgating outside the stadium
before packing the house to cheer on their team.
The Big 10 Conference is consistently
one of the most feared conferences in the country, with multiple teams in the Top 25 year in and year out. This year is no
different, with four teams currently ranked and even more headed to bowl games. With the addition of the Nebraska Cornhuskers,
the Big 10 became even more powerful, eventually splitting into two division, the Legends and Leaders Divisions, dividing
schools by their geographic areas and time zones. In 2014, Rutgers University and the University of Maryland will also join
the Big 10, making it even more formidable. The Big 10 is made up schools with large student bodies with a focus on academics,
mixing top athletes on the field with superior students in the classroom.
Golden Gophers Trivia
the first bowl game ever played by the Golden Gophers?
The Golden Gophers first played in the 1961 Rose Bowl, where
they were beaten by the University of Washington Huskies, but the Gophers still finished the season as the #1 ranked team
in the country.